NJDOT announces "@NJDOT_info"
Twitter account for road condition updates
Real-time travel alerts through 511nj now available
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a Twitter account – @NJDOT_info – to provide Department information and updates on road conditions, particularly during winter storms, major events, and during emergency road work.
“NJDOT’s top priority is to keep our highways safe and keep traffic flowing,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “This Twitter account is another tool to provide information to the public on road conditions, construction updates, emergency road work, and Department news. We encourage you to share the @NJDOT_info Twitter account to help get the word out.”
In addition to the new @NJDOT_info Twitter account, NJDOT has created Twitter accounts to provide real-time traffic updates for major highways in New Jersey that can help followers make informed decisions, save time and fuel costs, and avoid congestion.
The Tweets are created through NJDOT’s real time traffic Web site, www.511nj.org, which offers interactive maps and displays traffic incidents with real time traffic conditions on State highways, interstate highways, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. The web site highlights incidents, construction, weather and special events.
The 511nj Twitter accounts are one-way automated information feeds from New Jersey’s 511 service and are not consistently monitored by NJDOT or its partner agencies. They are provided as a convenience and are not intended for receiving feedback, comments, or event reports.
“With so many New Jersey residents already using Twitter, this is an excellent way for motorist to stay informed,” Commissioner Fox said. “I would encourage all commuters to sign up to follow NJDOT and receive real-time travel information ‘Tweets’.”
Real-time traffic alerts will be available for 511nj Twitter followers in eighteen separate travel corridors at www.511nj.org. These interstates and routes are available online using Twitter:
New Jersey law makes it a primary offense for motorists to talk on or text message with a hand-held wireless telephone or electronic communication device while driving. NJDOT encourages all motorists to make use of these real-time travel alert services safely and responsibly.